Joanne Alcock Reg MBACP, counsDip
Feeling not quite like your usual self and need someone non judgemental, unbiased, warm, caring and empathic to talk to? We all need space and time to be able to talk and process our feelings. Our feelings, if not clear, can make us confused, unhappy and we are often not sure why. How often do we give enough time to ourselves in our busy lives to be able to really consider how we are feeling?
I offer Counselling sessions in a safe, comfortable homely and highly confidential environment. Due to the current pandemic i have moved my services online. Many if my clients have experienced huge benefits in maintaining their personal Counselling journey in this way. My independant Service name is Just Being Human Counselling. Your face to face appointments (when resumed) will take place in an area with private parking in a cul de sac location and with easy access and plenty of parking.
Online you can use various encrypted and secure methods to attend your appointments from the comfort of your home or Office.
I am a qualified BACP registered Therapeutic Person Centred Counsellor and I currently practice in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas.I use a wide range of Counselling skills, Person Centred, Solution Focused and Mindfulness to meet the needs of all my clients.
I have experience in supporting people through various life issues. Being experienced in many areas, some of which are attachments, depression, anxiety, work related stress, life stress, family issues, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, low self-esteem, confidence issues and young people.
I have practiced within the Barnardo Charity Group in Warwick and also worked as a Client Referral Agent for the charity MIND within the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Service in Coventry.
I aim to support you to reach a good healthy level of mental health and well-being awareness and to provide you with support to be able to move forward and cope with life's journey.
Private parking and easy access - no communal waiting rooms.
The setting is calm, peaceful and homely. located centrally for ease of access and within a private Cul-de-Sac location, which helps maintain autonomy and privacy.
Just Being Human Counselling was asked to Support a Coventry Born Singer Sandra Godley to build her Choir. The Choir was made up from people who had suffered either Physical or Mental Health Issues. The Choir named Choir-Ability will perform their song on the BBC One Show as part of the celebrations for this year's Royal Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales (Harry) and Meghan Markle. Due to Prince Harry's conviction to support people suffering from Mental Health issues through the Charity 'Head Space'. I was honoured to be asked to be the Independent Counsellor on site providing re-focussing and grounding techniques to enable individuals applying to be in the Choir, to get through their audition. Exceptionally Inspiring event. The Choir will sing on the BBC One Show on May 17th at 7pm.
To date on the 12th Dec i presented ‘Just Being Human Counselling - Essential Self Care’ to a Regiment of the British Army. This was part of their annual Health and Well being Fair and took place successfully online via Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Equality and Diversity
Advance Telephone Skills
Counselling for Depression
Attachment Theory - Warwick University
Counselling for Adolescence - MindE
Building Confidence and Maintaining Resilience 2019
How to treat Anxiety and the Inner Critical Voice - MindandBody Therapy Training 2020
I have attended Training with Warwick University on Attachment Theory and it's connection to Mental Health Issues.
Attended the Depression Therapy course with Therapy Challenges.
I hold a NVQ in Child Development and I can make links with this qualification and Counselling when working with young people or adults.
I have experience of supporting families with members suffering with Stress, Anxiety and Mental Illnesses.
I am experienced in supporting Counselling and therapy students with their Student Counselling hours.
I was asked to be part of the team that built a Choir to sing at Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) to Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding celebrations May 2018.
I have vast experience within the Business sector after working with large organisations and consultancy agencies, I have knowledge of work related stress and 'broken process' derived stress.
I offer a dual approach to working with employees that are experiencing work related stress. I can work with the employee on a 1:1 basis but also identify (if any) work processes that require improvement to support a good level of Mental Health Fitness within the work place.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting Children can be difficult but with emotional or mental health difficulties, it can be really challenging. I can provide Counselling support around how to use coping strategies to provide the best care for your family whilst experiencing difficulties. I can also offer support to families who have someone experiencing a Mental Health issue.
I have experience around having someone who is suffering from a Mental Health issue and how this can impact on you. I can provide insight and support that may ease this difficult time.
I have experience in supporting other Counselling or psychological course students going through a learning experience. I am a networked member of the 'Coventry and Warwickshire Group for Counsellors and Psychotherapists' and have many resources to draw upon.
My independent Counselling Service - 'Just Being Human Counselling' is supporting Coventry Social Services and BEN the automotive Health and Wellbeing Charity with their clients.
Concessions offered for
I charge £40 for a 60 minute Counselling Session. I charge £45 for appointments after 5pm. We can discuss any concessions, student, OAP or low income fees.
I have flexibility with appointments, so that I can meet the needs of a busy lifestyle.
For an initial 20 minute face to face assessment please call 07593 454 881 or e-mail an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place any available times and dates on this email.
There will be no charge for an initial face to face consultation. The consultation will be 20 minutes to discuss your requirements for Counselling and for you to see if you like me as your Counsellor.
If you have private medical insurance, check your policy as you may be covered for Counselling within this.
EAP's and companies - session costs depend on paperwork and reports required. So that I might understand your requirements, please call or e-mail to enquire.
Call or email me to check diary availability. I work face to face and online. I do offer evening appointments.
Your appointments will take place in an area with private parking in a cul de sac location and with easy access.
I can be available for evening appointments, call to discuss.
To get started in Counselling either call to make an appointment for an initial consultation where we can discuss your requirements. After this initial session, we will make an appointment for you at the same time & day each week. The Counselling sessions are yours to bring anything you wish to discuss & will be 60 minutes long.
At your first session we can discuss ways of working, confidentiality & what might be beneficial for you, as my client. We will work to a mutually agreed contract.
We will review Counselling regularly to ensure you are getting the best from your Counselling experience.
My experience within the 'Training' industry has provided me with skills to evaluate how best you learn. I will work with tools and techniques that realistically fit with you as a person and the life you lead.